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  • 1.
    Adam, Christina
    et al.
    Grekland.
    Patiraki, Elisabeth
    Grekland.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    Grekland.
    Radwin, Laurel
    USA.
    Charalambouss, Andreas
    Cypern; Finland.
    Charalambous, Melanie
    Cypern.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Sjoval, Katarina
    Lund University.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Finland.
    Stolti, Minna
    Finland.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    Finland.
    Quality of nursing care as perceived by cancer patients: a cross-sectional survey in four European countries2017Inngår i: Balkan Union of Oncology. Journal, ISSN 1107-0625, Vol. 22, nr 3, 777-782 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To explore and compare cancer patients' perceptions on the quality of nursing care in four European countries. Methods: Data were collected in Cyprus, Finland, Greece and Sweden. The sample comprised 596 hospitalized cancer patients. The quality of nursing care was measured using the "Oncology Patients' Perceptions of the Quality of Nursing Care Scale" (OPPQNCS). Patient characteristics were also collected. Analysis of variance was used to examine the effects of country on the perceptions of the quality of nursing care. Results: Patients' age ranged from 18 to 86 years, and 58% were male. The comparison of cancer patients' perceptions regarding the quality of nursing care between the four countries showed a statistically significant difference in the total OPPQNCS scores (p <0.001) as well as in the subscales responsiveness (p <0.001), individualization (p<0.001), co ordination (p<0.001) and proficiency (p<0.001). The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the OPPQNCS ranged between 0.89 and 0.95. A multivariate analysis of variance for the OPPQNCS controlled by respondents' demographic characteristics revealed that only the patient's country was significantly related with the patients' perceptions of quality care. Conclusion: Quality of nursing care as perceived by cancer patients was high, but differed between the four countries. The impact of the clinical status of cancer patients on the quality of nursing care and managerial factors such as staffing/nursing care delivery models that influence the ability of nurses to offer high quality care should also be explored by more focused studies.

  • 2.
    Andersson, Ann-Christine
    et al.
    Jönköping University.
    Ainalem, Ingrid
    Region Skåne.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Challenges to Improve Inter-Professional Care and Service Collaboration for People Living With Psychiatric Disabilities in Ordinary Housing2016Inngår i: Quality Management in Health Care, ISSN 1063-8628, E-ISSN 1550-5154, Vol. 25, nr 1, 44-52 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to describe health care- and social service professionals' experiences of a quality-improvement program implemented in the south of Sweden. The focus of the program was to develop inter-professional collaboration to improve care and service to people with psychiatric disabilities in ordinary housing. Focus group interviews and a thematic analysis were used. The result was captured as themes along steps in process. (I) Entering the quality-improvement program: Lack of information about the program, The challenge of getting started, and Approaching the resources reluctantly. (II) Doing the practice-based improvement work: Facing unprepared workplaces, and Doing twice the work. (III) Looking back--evaluation over 1 year: Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical training, and Considering profound knowledge as an integral part of work. The improvement process in clinical practice was found to be both time and energy consuming, yet worth the effort. The findings also indicate that collaboration across organizational boundaries was broadened, and the care and service delivery were improved.

  • 3.
    Berg, Agneta
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Yrkesmässig handledning för skolsköterskor2012Inngår i: Skolsköterskans hälsofrämjande arbete / [ed] Eva K Clausson och Siv Morberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, 205-219 s.Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 4.
    Berg, Agneta
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Bökberg, Christina
    Division of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University.
    Secondhand smoking in Swedish municipal home nursing: a qualitative pilot study2012Inngår i: Public Health Nursing, ISSN 0737-1209, E-ISSN 1525-1446, Vol. 29, nr 6, 525-533 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective

    The purpose of this study was to explore licensed practical nurses’ (LPNs’) views of being exposed to secondhand smoke in municipal home nursing care.

    Design and sample

    Using a qualitative approach, data were collected through three focus group interviews with 15 LPNs, smokers, and nonsmokers. Qualitative content analysis was used to interpret the interview text.

    Results

    Exposure to secondhand smoke during working hours, which presents a risk to the health and wellbeing of the LPNs, is a consequence of placing the interests of the smoking care recipients first and the employers’ reluctance to take action on behalf of the LPNs. These factors prompted LPNs to propose solutions aimed at resolving a major dilemma in routine home nursing care.

    Conclusions

    A combination of actions, particularly by managers, is required to improve the working environment for LPNs while concurrently respecting the care recipients’ right to take decisions in their own homes.

  • 5.
    Berg, Agneta
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    University of Turku, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science.
    A comparison between orthopaedic nurses’ and patients’ perception of individualised care2012Inngår i: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, ISSN 1878-1241, E-ISSN 1878-1292, Vol. 16, nr 3, 136-146 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This exploratory study compares orthopaedic nurses’ perceptions of individualised nursing care with previously published orthopaedic patients’ perceptions. Orthopaedic nurses (N = 243) from one university, two central and two county hospitals working within in-patient care were surveyed using the Individualised Care Scale-Nurse (ICS-Nurse) in 2009 (response rate 74%, n = 180). The data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. About 60% of the nurses stated that it was very important that the care provided is individualised in comparison with 86% of the patients as previously reported (p-value <0.001). The highest rated assessment of individualised care was the clinical situation and the lowest the personal life situation which is in line with the patients’ experiences. This result demonstrates the need of managers in healthcare organisations to redouble their efforts in the implementation of individualised care by investigating nurses’ contemporary beliefs about, and forces that hinder the provision of individualised nursing care.

  • 6.
    Charalambous, Andreas
    et al.
    Cypern.
    Radwin, Laurel
    USA.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Sjovall, Katarina
    Lund University.
    Patiraki, Elisabeth
    Grekland.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    Grekland.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Finland.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    Finland.
    An international study of hospitalized cancer patients' health status, nursing care quality, perceived individuality in care and trust in nurses: a path analysis2016Inngår i: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, E-ISSN 1873-491X, Vol. 61, 176-186 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Providing high quality nursing care for patients with malignancies is complex and driven by many factors. Many of the associations between nursing care quality, trust, health status and individualized care remain obscure. Objective: To empirically test a model of association linking hospitalized cancer patients' health status, nursing care quality, perceived individuality in care and trust in nurses. Design: A cross-sectional, exploratory and correlational study design was used. Settings: This multi-site study was conducted in cancer care clinics, in-patient wards of five tertiary care hospitals in Cyprus, Finland, Greece and Sweden. Sample: Out of 876 hospitalized patients with a confirmed histopathological diagnosis of cancer approached to participate in the study in consecutive order, 599 (response rate 68%) agreed to participate and the data from 590 were used for path analysis. Methods: Data were collected in 2012-2013 with the Individualized Care Scale-Patient (ICS-Patient), the Oncology Patients' Perceptions of Quality Nursing Care Scale (OPPQNCS), the Euro-Qol (EQ-5D-3L) and the Trust in Nurses Scale. Data were analysed statistically using descriptive and inferential statistics. Mplus version 7.11 was used to determine the best Trust model with path analysis. Results: Although the model fit indices suggested that the hypothesized model did not perfectly to the data, a slightly modified model which includes the reciprocal path between individualized care and nursing care quality demonstrated a good fit. Conclusion: A model of trust in nurses was" developed. Health status, individualized care, and nursing care quality were found to be associated with trust. The model highlights the complexity of caring for cancer patients. Trust in nurses is influenced by the provision of individualized care. Generating and promoting trust requires interventions, which promote nursing care quality, individuality and patients' health status. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 7.
    Clausson, Eva
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Skolsköterskors utmaningar med att dokumentera skolbarns psykosociala hälsa: en kvalitativ studie2017Konferansepaper (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    Skolsköterskors utmaningar med att dokumentera skolbarns psykosociala hälsa – en kvalitativ studie

    Syfte: Syftet med studien var att undersöka skolsköterskors utmaningar relaterat till dokumentation av skolbarns psykosociala hälsa

    Metod: Sex fokusgruppsdiskussioner genomfördes. I diskussionerna ingick frågor om situationer som var särskilt utmanande att dokumentera samt vad som begränsar och/eller underlättar dokumentationen av den psykosociala hälsan. Kvalitativ innehållsanalys användes för att tolka data.  

    Resultat: Analysen resulterade i ett övergripande tema: Att göra sin plikt och rädsla för att göra fel samt tre underteman: osäkerhet relaterat till den egna förmågan; rädsla för framtida konsekvenser och strategier för att hantera dokumentationen. 

    Slutsats: Skolsköterskor som förlitar sig på sin intuition och som använder en strukturerad dokumentationsmodell ökar möjligheterna till en tillförlitlig dokumentation. För att ytterligare utveckla sina yrkeskunskaper kan regelbunden yrkesmässig handledning vara av stor betydelse. Detta kan i sin tur bidra till ökad forskning och utveckling till förmån för skolbarns psykosociala hälsa.

  • 8.
    Clausson, Eva K
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Family Intervention Sessions: One Useful Tool for School Nurses to Improve Schoolgirl´s Mental Health2011Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 9.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Väst.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Challenges of documenting schoolchildren's psychosocial health: a qualitative study2015Inngår i: Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1059-8405, E-ISSN 1546-8364, Vol. 31, nr 3, 205-211 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to explore school nurses’ experience of challenges related to documenting schoolchildren’s psychosocial health in Sweden. Six focus group discussions were carried out. Areas for discussions included questions about situations, especially challenging to document as well as what constrains and/or facilitates documenting psychosocial health problem issues. Qualitative content analysis was used for interpreting the data. The analysis resulted in one overarching theme: having to do one’s duty and being afraid of doing wrong; and three subthemes: uncertainty related to one’s own ability, concerns related to future consequences, and strategies to handle the documentation. School nurses relying on their intuition and using a structured documentation model may increase the opportunities for a reliable documentation. To further develop their professional skills with regular, clinical supervision can be of great importance. This in turn may increase contributions to research and development for the benefit of schoolchildren’s psychosocial health.

     

     

  • 10.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II.
    A qualitative study exploring adolescents’ experiences with a school-based mental health program2015Inngår i: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 15, 1074Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is a major public health concern worldwide. Although several school-based programs aimed at preventing depression have been launched, it is crucial to evaluate these programs and to obtain feedback from participating adolescents. This study aimed to explore adolescents’ experiences with a School-based cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program. Methods: Eighty-nine adolescents aged 13–15 years were divided into 12 focus groups. The focus group interviews were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Three categories and eight subcategories were found to be related to the experience of the school-based program. The first category, intrapersonal strategies, consisted of the subcategories of directed thinking, improved self-confidence, stress management, and positive activities. The second category, interpersonal awareness, consisted of the subcategories of trusting the group and considering others. The third category, structural constraints, consisted of the subcategories of negative framing and emphasis on performance. Conclusions: The school-based mental health program was perceived as beneficial and meaningful on both individual and group levels, but students expressed a desire for a more health-promoting approach.

  • 11.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Lund University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Hagell, Peter
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lund University.
    Psychometric analysis of the Salutogenic Health Indicator Scale (SHIS) in adolescents2017Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 45, nr 3, 253-259 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Salutogenic Health Indicator Scale (SHIS) in an adolescent population. Methods: The investigation was performed among Swedish students aged 13–15 years (n = 817; 58% girls). The SHIS was assessed for respondent acceptability, and its psychometric properties were evaluated according to classical test theory (regarding unidimensionality, targeting, reliability, and external construct validity). Results: The adolescents found it easy to complete the questionnaire, which was completed in an average of 4 minutes. Exploratory factor analysis, which is based on polychoric correlations, identified one factor, supporting the instrument’s unidimensionality. Floor/ceiling effects were ⩽ 3.3%. Reliability estimates yielded a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.93; the test–retest reliability (n = 50; 2-week interval) coefficients were 0.89 for the total SHIS score and 0.52–0.79 for item scores. Spearman correlations with other variables were based on a priori expectations (self-rated general health, 0.595; depressive symptoms, −0.773; anxiety, −0.577; and sleep problems, 0.519). Conclusions: Our observations support both the acceptability and the psychometric properties of the SHIS as a brief, unidimensional assessment tool for salutogenic health in adolescents. Further studies using modern test theory are needed to better understand the measurement properties of the SHIS, including the functioning of its response categories and its comparability between adolescents and adults.

  • 12.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Lunds universitet.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna.
    Hagell, Peter
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lunds universitet.
    Salutogent frågeformulär för ungdomar2017Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Våra observationer stöder både acceptansen och de psykometriska egenskaperna för SHIS som ett kort, en-dimensionellt frågeformulär för att mäta salutogen hälsa hos ungdomar.

  • 13.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Att leda ett skolbaserat program för att förebygga depressiva symptom hos ungdomar: DISA-ledares erfarenheter2014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 14.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents with a group cognitive intervention2014Inngår i: British Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1752-2803, E-ISSN 2052-2827, Vol. 9, nr 1, 24-29 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is an important school health concern, but there is a need to investigate the suitability of the interventions used.

    Aim: The aim is to investigate the experiences of school health professionals in conducting a universal school-based programme aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents.

    Methods: Twenty-two school health professionals participated in four focus groups. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

    Findings: The overall theme identified in the study consists of 'striking a balance between strictly following the manual and meeting the students' needs'. Three subthemes emerged: 'doing good and sowing seeds for the future', working with insufficient tools, and 'personal development as a professional and as an individual'.

    Conclusions: School health professionals conducting the programme found it valuable in a school setting, but considered support from the school administration essential.

  • 15.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Bra att unga lär sig mer om depression: debattartikel2015Inngår i: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, 150922Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 16.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Steen Carlsson, Katarina
    Lund University.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lund University.
    Evaluation of a school-based cognitive-behavioral depression prevention program2017Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and cost-utility of a school-based cognitive-behavioral (CB) depression prevention program.

    METHODS: A quasi-experimental trial with an intervention group and a control group, with follow-up measurements obtained at three and 12 months after baseline, was conducted. The setting was six Swedish municipalities. The participants were students in grade 8 (median age: 14). A total of 462 students (79% girls) were allocated to the school-based CB prevention program, and 486 students (46% girls) were allocated to the control group. The school-based CB prevention program, Depression in Swedish Adolescents (DISA), was presented by school health service staff and teachers once per week for 10 weeks.

    RESULTS: The main outcome measures were self-reported depressive symptoms and self-rated health; the secondary outcome measures were adherence and cost-utility. The intervention group decreased their self-reported depressive symptoms (as measured by the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale) and improved their self-rated health (as measured by the visual analog scale) at the 12-month follow-up more than the control group ( p < .05).

    CONCLUSIONS: Given the challenges of conducting a study in a complex, everyday school setting with baseline differences between the intervention and control group, it is difficult to make accurate interpretations of the effectiveness of the intervention. However, with these limitations in mind, the results indicate that the DISA program is a feasible school-based prevention program.

  • 17.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna.
    Hagell, Peter
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lunds universitet.
    Psychometric Analysis of the Salutogenic Health Indicator Scale (SHIS) in Adolescents2017Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 18.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap.
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle.
    Jacobsson, Ulf
    Centrum för primärvårdsforskning, Lunds Universitet.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Kartläggning av DISA – ett skol­baserat program för att förebygga depression hos ungdomar. Poster presenterad vid Riksföreningen för skolsköterskors kongress, april 2012, Stockholm2012Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Depression och annan psykisk ohälsa hos ungdomar skapar stort lidande hos den enskilde och dess närstående, och har också ett samband med lägre studieresultat och ökade kostnader för samhället. Det är därför viktigt att undersöka om skolbaserade insatser för att förebygga depression har effekt.

  • 19.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lunds universitet.
    Steen Carlsson, Katarina
    Lunds universitet.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Att förebygga depressiva symptom hos ungdomar: en pilotstudie2014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 20.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lunds universitet.
    Steen Carlsson, Katarina
    Lunds universitet.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Att förebygga depressiva symtom hos ungdomar: en pilotstudie2014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Att främja välmående och psykisk hälsa hos barn och ungdomar är en viktig uppgift för samhället. Psykisk ohälsa, t ex depression och ångest, innebär en försämrad livskvalitet som kan försvåra barnets kognitiva, sociala och känslomässiga funktioner. Att främja en positiv utveckling och förebygga barns och ungas psykiska ohälsa innebär både ett minskat individuellt lidande och minskade samhällskostnader. Förutsättningen är dock att förebyggande åtgärder är effektiva ur såväl hälsomässiga som ekonomiska perspektiv.

    Syfte: Att utvärdera det skolbaserade programmet Disa som syftar till att förebygga depressiva symptom hos ungdomar.

    Metod:

    Studien, som har en kvasiexperimentell design, inkluderade pre-test, post-test och ett-års-uppföljning samt en illustrativ beräkning av interventionens implementeringskostnader. I studien deltog 62 elever i årskurs 8, samt 7 Disa-ledare.

     

    Resultat: En majoritet av eleverna och samtliga ledare var nöjda med interventionen. Eleverna, både flickorna och pojkarna, skattade sina depressiva symtom signifikant lägre efter kursen, och för flickorna bestod denna effekt vid ett-års-uppföljningen. Implementeringskostnaderna för de första två åren var cirka 2000 kr per elev.

    Slutsats: Positiva resultat av det skolbaserade programmet Disa påvisades, särskilt för flickor. Flera elever tyckte att de fått ett nytt sätt att tänka, och att stämningen förbättrades i klassen.  

     

    Svar på frågan “Vad tyckte du om Disa-kursen?”

    ”Mycket bra! Bättre stämning i klassen efter det! Mysigt!” – Flicka

    ”Helt okej, märkte ingen skillnad efter. Mådde i och för sig inte dåligt innan heller.” – Flicka

    ”Den har varit bra, man har fått ett nytt sätt att tänka på.” – Flicka

    ”Intressant och gav perspektiv” – Pojke

    ”Tråkigt” - Pojke

     

    ”Bra att få tips hur man kan undvika negativa tankar snabbt!” – Pojke

  • 21.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Center for Primary Health Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University.
    Steen Carlsson, Katarina
    Lund University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva K.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Evaluation of a school-based program aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents2015Inngår i: Journal of School Nursing, ISSN 1059-8405, E-ISSN 1546-8364, Vol. 31, nr 2, 117-125 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the implementation of a universal school-based cognitive behavioral program whose target is to prevent depressive symptoms in adolescents. The study had a quasi-experimental design with pretest, posttest, and a 1-year follow-up and provides an illustrative calculation for the implementation costs of the intervention. Sixty-two students (aged 14) and seven tutors participated. A majority of the students and all of the tutors were satisfied with the intervention. The students, both females and males, rated their depressed symptoms as significantly lower after the course; and for the females, this was maintained 1-year postintervention. The implementation costs for the initial 2 years were about US$300 per student. Positive effects of a universal school-based cognitive behavioral intervention aiming at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents were found, especially among females.

  • 22.
    Garmy, Pernilla
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO).
    Jakobsson, Ulf
    Lunds universitet.
    Steen Carlsson, Katharina
    Lunds universitet.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Clausson, Eva
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Children's and Young People's Health in Social Context (CYPHiSCO). Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna.
    Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents with a group cognitive intervention2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Supporting positive mental health development in adolescents is an important school health concern, but there is a need to investigate the suitability of the interventions used.

    Aim: The aim is to investigate the experiences of school health professionals in conducting a universal school-based programme aimed at preventing depressive symptoms in adolescents.

    Methods: Twenty-two school health professionals participated in four focus groups. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

    Findings: The overall theme identified in the study consists of ‘striking a balance between strictly following the manual and meeting the students’ needs’. Three subthemes emerged: ‘doing good and sowing seeds for the future’, working with insufficient tools, and ‘personal development as a professional and as an individual’.

    Conclusions: School health professionals conducting the programme found it valuable in a school setting, but considered support from the school administration essential.

  • 23.
    Idvall, Ewa
    et al.
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    University of Turku, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Turku.
    Acaroglu, Rengin
    Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul.
    da Luz, Maria Deolinda Antunes
    Nursing research and development Unity (ui&de), Lisboa.
    Efstathiou, Georgios
    Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Limassol.
    Kalafati, Maria
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing, Athens.
    Kanan, Nevin
    Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science, Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Turku.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing, Athens.
    Papastavrou, Evridiki
    Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Nursing, School of Health Science, Limassol.
    Sendir, Merdiye
    Istanbul University, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science, Turku.
    Nurses’ sociodemographic background and assessments of individualized care2012Inngår i: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, ISSN 1527-6546, E-ISSN 1547-5069, Vol. 44, nr 3, 284-293 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the association between nurses’ characteristics (educational level, country, work title, gender, type of work, age, and length of working experience) and their assessments of individualized care. Design: A cross-sectional comparative survey using questionnaires was employed to sample nurses from seven countries. Methods: Data were collected from orthopedic and trauma nurses from Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States (N= 1,163, response rate 70%) using the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse (ICS-Nurse) and a sociodemographic questionnaire in 2008. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and general linear models. Results: When compared with practical nurses, registered nurses, length of working experience, and the country of the nurses were associated with assessments of the support of patient individuality in specific nursing activities (ICS-A-Nurse) and country assessments of individuality in the care provided (ICS-B-Nurse). The background and experience within nursing teams together with the country affect the delivery of individualized care. Conclusions: Overall, our findings suggest that nurses’ personal attributes have important effects on their assessments of individualized nursing care that will be useful when making context-dependent recruitment decisions. Clinical Relevance: The characteristics of nurses contribute to the care delivered in healthcare organizations. Recognition of these nurse-related factors may help nurse leaders in the development and management of clinical practice.

  • 24.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Ainalem, Ingrid
    Region Skåne.
    Andersson, Ann-Christine
    Jönköping University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    An improvement program as a way to intensify inter-professional collaboration in the community for people with mental disabilities: a follow-up2016Inngår i: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 37, nr 12, 885-893 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to follow up inter-professional experiences of improvement work one year after a completed CII improvement program aiming at improve health care and social services for people with mental disabilities living in ordinary housing. This study was performed with a qualitative descriptive approach which employed six focus group interviews followed by a thematic analysis. The results revealed four themes; Self-awareness and insights; Behavior and actions in daily practice; Organizational cultures and subcultures; and Organizational practices, using Ken Wilbers' integral theory of four quadrants of realities as a holistic frame in the discussion.

  • 25.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    The nurses’ voice of working in a newly established community based 24-hour support center for people with psychiatric disabilities2013Inngår i: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 3, nr 2, 195-201 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores the perceptions of a small group of nurses working at a newly established 24-hour community-based service enter (SC) for users with psychiatric disability using a qualitative approach. Since the mental health reform in Sweden in 1995 where the communities (in Sweden called municipalities) were given the responsibility to establish service and support to people with severe psychiatric disabilities, they have struggled in finding suitable forms of these kinds of areas. In 2010, this led to the creation and development of a new center aiming to provide services and support based on the expressed needs of people with physchiatric disability in a community located in southern Sweden. During 2011, a total of three group interviews were performed to capture the employed nurses’ perceptions of this newly established SC. The interview texts were analyzed by way of qualitative content analysis. A first reading of the interview texts revealed that the nurses’ perceptions of the service center were unwaveringly positive but that their beliefs about who the specific target group were differed. The main finding was summarized by the theme: Making a difference—on an individual, professional, and organizational level. The sub themes were: 24-hour availability, unclear assignment, and preventing mental illness. The findings indicate a need for a community round-the-clock service center in this Swedish community and a more clear definition of the target group.

  • 26.
    Janlöv, Ann-Christin
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Persson, Irene
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    The lived experience of a 24-hour support center for persons with psychiatric disabilities: making me feel almost like an ordinary person2014Inngår i: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 4, nr 1, 42-50 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study illuminates nine psychiatric disabled persons’ lived experience of a newly established community-based service center open around the clock. This new 24-hour support center (SC) was established in 2011 in a Swedish community to better match and facilitate the disabled persons’ needs. In order to illuminate the disabled person’s experiences individual interview was performed. A phenomenological-hermeneutical method inspired by Paul Ricoeur was used to interpret the texts. After a naive reading, a structural analysis revealed two themes: 1), becoming aware of myself as a person, and 2) having a lifeline and belongingness. The comprehensive understanding was interpreted as meaning “Making me feel almost like an ordinary person”, which incorporated the person’s past with their present together with a direction for the future and hope for a more fulfilling life.

  • 27.
    Papastavrou, Evridiki
    et al.
    Cyprus University of Technology.
    Acaroglu, Rengin
    Istanbul University.
    Sendir, Merdiye
    Istanbul University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap II. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Efstathiou, Georgios
    Ministry of Health, Cyprus.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Malmö University.
    Kalafati, Maria
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    University of Turku.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    University of Turku.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    da Luz, Maria Deolinda Antunes
    Unidade de Investigaca˜o e Desenvolvimento em Enfermagem (UI&DE), Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    University of Turku.
    The relationship between individualized care and the practice environment: an international study2015Inngår i: International Journal of Nursing Studies, ISSN 0020-7489, E-ISSN 1873-491X, Vol. 52, nr 1, 121-133 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Previous research studies have found that the better the quality of practice environments in hospitals, the better the outcomes for nurses and patients. Practice environment may influence nurses' ability to individualize care but the detailed relationship between individualized care and the professional practice environment has not been investigated widely. Some evidence exists about the association of practice environments with the level of individualization of nursing care, but this evidence is based on single national studies.

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether nurses' views of their professional practice environment associate with their views of the level of care individualization in seven countries.

    DESIGN: This study had an international, multisite, prospective, cross-sectional, exploratory survey design.

    SETTINGS: The study involved acute orthopedic and trauma surgical inpatient wards (n=91) in acute care hospitals (n=34) in seven countries, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, the State of Kansas, USA, Portugal, Sweden, and Turkey.

    PARTICIPANTS: Nurses (n=1163), registered or licensed practical, working in direct patient care, in orthopedic and trauma inpatient units in acute care hospitals in seven countries participated in the study.

    METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires, including two instruments, the Revised Professional Practice Environment and the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse (Individualized Care Scale-Nurse A and B) were used for data collection. Data were analyzed statistically using descriptive statistics, simultaneous multiple regression analysis, and generalized linear model.

    RESULTS: Two regression models were applied to assess the predictive validity of the Revised Professional Practice Environment on the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse-A and B. The results showed that elements of the professional practice environment were associated with care individualization. Internal work motivation, cultural sensitivity, control over practice, teamwork, and staff relationship with physicians were predictors of support (Individualized Care Scale-A) for and the delivery (Individualized Care Scale-B) of individualized care.

    CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study provide evidence that environment aspect could explain variations in care individualization. These findings support the assertion that individualized care needs to be understood in a broader context than the immediate nurse-patient relationship and that careful development of the care environment may be an effective way to improve care quality and outcomes.

  • 28.
    Papastavrou, Evridiki
    et al.
    Lecturer, Department of Nursing, School of Health Studies, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
    Efstathiou, Georgios
    Lecturer, Department of Nursing, School of Health Studies, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
    Acaroglu, Rengin
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Antunes da Luz, Maria Deolinda
    Nursing research and development Unity ui&de), Lisbon.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University.
    Kalafati, Maria
    Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Kanan, Nevin
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Department of Statistics, University of Turku.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    Department of Nursing Science/Hospital District of Southwest Finland, University of Turku.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Sendir, Merdiye
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Sousa, Valmi D.
    School of Nursing, The University of Kansas, Kansas City.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    A seven country comparison of nurses’ perceptions of their professional practise environment2012Inngår i: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 20, nr 2, 236-248 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims  To describe and compare nurses’ perceptions of their professional practice environment in seven countries.

    Background  There is evidence of variation in the nursing professional practice environments internationally. These different work environments affect nurses’ ability to perform and are linked to differing nurse and patient outcomes.

    Methods  A descriptive, comparative survey was used to collect data from orthopaedic and trauma nurses (n = 1156) in Finland, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and Kansas, USA using the 39-item Revised Professional Practice Environment instrument.

    Results  Differences were found between participants from the northern countries of Europe, Kansas, USA, and the Mediterranean countries regarding perceptions about control over practice. No between-country differences were reported in the internal work motivation among the nurses from any of the participating countries.

    Conclusions  Although between-country differences in nurses’ professional practice environment were found, difficulties related to demographic, cultural and health system differences and the way in which nursing is defined in each country need to be considered in the interpretation of the results.

    Implications for Nursing Management  The results support investment to improve nurse’s work environment, which is important for improving the quality of patient care, optimizing patient outcomes and developing the nursing workforce.

  • 29.
    Springett, Jane
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Blomqvist, Kerstin
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Höglund, Birgitta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Säthersten Haraldsson, Sara
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Abrahamsson, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Dychawy Rosner, Irena
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Hägglöf, Susanna
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Johansson, Yvonne
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Lindell, Lisbeth
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Lindskov, Cecilia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Nilsson, Marie
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Oral hälsa och folkhälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsmiljön Människa - Hälsa - Samhälle (MHS).
    Olsson, Ingela
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Olsson, Sven-Erik
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Petersson, Pia
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper.
    Närsjukvård: bakgrund, erfarenheter och pilotstudie2005Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Närsjukvård är ett centralt begrepp i ett förändringsarbete som för genomförs i nordöstra Skåne för att utveckla hälso- och sjukvårdsväsendet. Det ingår därmed som en av de centrala delarna av Region Skånes vision om hälso- och sjukvård: Skånsk livskraft – vård och hälsa. Syftet med denna rapport är att ge en bakgrund till begreppet (Del A) och att presentera en del preliminära rön beträffande hur olika aktörer i nordöstra Skåne uppfattar begreppet (Del B). Del A ger en översikt kring ursprunget till begreppet Närsjukvård inom ramen för de förändringar i hälso- och sjukvården som sker i Sverige i stort. Den beskriver sedan vilka slags förändringar som har planerats på politisk nivå och som nu håller på att genomföras under detta paraplybegrepp, nationellt, regionalt och lokalt. För detta syfte används statliga dokument och publicerade utvärderingsstudier i stor utsträckning som källmaterial. Denna del ska därför inte ses som en heltäckande översikt. Del B inriktas på att belysa hur långt förverkligandet av idén om Närsjukvård har kommit inom regionen. Avsnittet är en kartläggning av olika aktörers förståelse av Närsjukvård i den nordöstra delen av Region Skåne. Forskningsfrågorna inriktades på hur folk pratade om Närsjukvård, det vill säga på hur de förstod och använde begreppet.

  • 30.
    Suhonen, R.
    et al.
    Finland.
    Charalambous, A.
    Cypern.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Katajisto, J.
    Finland.
    Lemonidou, C.
    Grekland.
    Patiraki, E.
    Grekland.
    Sjövall, K.
    Lund University.
    Stolt, M.
    Finland.
    Older cancer patients' perceptions of care guality - an international study2016Inngår i: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 72, nr S1, 29-29 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Cancer is considered as chronic condition, especially in the older people. Prevalence of cancer is especially high in the Nordic countries and Mediterranean countries. People with cancer are a common patient group in the healthcare system.

    Introduction: User perspective, such as patient assessments of care and care quality are central in developing healthcare services. These assessments have a high value in time when there are reforms in social and healthcare services. One core principle in these reforms is patient-centeredness. Earlier studies have shown that older patients differ from other age-based patient groups in their assessments of care quality elements. They were reported to be more positive in their evaluations.

    Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse cancer patients’ perceptions of patient-centered quality and individuality in care and trust in nurses, and to compare these perceptions between patients in the working age and older people. The research questions were: To what extent cancer patients perceive their care is patient-centered quality care, individualised and do they trust in nurses? Are there differences between older cancer patients and those in working age in their perceptions of person-centered quality of care, individuality in care and trust in nurses?

    Materials and methods: The study employed a cross-sectional comparative survey design. Data were collected using questionnaires among hospitalised cancer patients (N = 876, n = 599, 68%) in four countries: Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Finland. The following instruments were used: The Oncology Patients perceptions of the Quality of Nursing Care Scale (OPPQNCS), the Individualised care Scale (ICS-patient) and Trust in Nurses. The data were divided into two sub-samples based on age (cut point 65 years): Older patients (n = 209) and patients in the working age (n = 387). Data were analysed statistically using cross-tabulation and chi-square statistics, or paired samples t-test.

    Results: In this study cancer patients’ perceptions about individualization and coordination of care, support of individuality and perceived individuality in care were only moderate. Proficiency and responsiveness as part of care quality were reported well realised. Trust in nurses was strong. Older patients and those patients in the working age did not differ in their perceptions of either patient-centered quality of care, individualised care or trust in nurses.

    Conclusions: The results of this study point out topics that need development in order to provide individualised and patient-centered nursing care. Contradictory to many earlier study results, age was not associated with cancer patients’ assessment.

  • 31.
    Suhonen, R.
    et al.
    Finland.
    Charalambous, A.
    Cypern.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Katajisto, J.
    Finland.
    Lemonidou, C.
    Grekland.
    Patiraki, E.
    Grekland.
    Sjövall, K.
    Lund University.
    Stolt, M.
    Finland.
    Radwin, L. E.
    USA.
    Hospitalised cancer patients' perceptions of individualised nursing care in four European countriesInngår i: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to describe hospitalised cancer patients' perceptions of individualised care in four European countries and compare these perceptions using the patients' socio-demographic characteristics and the Individualized Care Scale. The patients' socio-demographic characteristics used were: education, age, gender, type of hospital admission, previous hospitalisation and hospital length of stay. The Individualized Care Scale has two parts (1) nurses' support of individuality and (2) patients' receipt of individuality. Data (n = 599) were collected in Cyprus (n = 150), Finland (n = 158), Greece (n = 150) and Sweden (n = 141). Multivariate analysis of variance models were constructed and differences in perceptions of individualised care were analysed using the patients' socio-demographic characteristics as covariates. The level of support for individuality and receipt of individualised care was reported as moderate and good respectively. Generally, the highest assessments were made by the Swedish respondents and the lowest by those in Greece. This study revealed some between-country differences in patients' perceptions of care individualisation. These differences, for example, conceptual, educational, based in clinical practice or in the health organisation, require further research. Enquiry into the individualised care perceptions of health care providers and the families of cancer patients would also be useful.

  • 32.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    et al.
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Idvall, Ewa
    University of Linköping.
    Kalafati, Maria
    University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    University of Turku, Department of Statistics.
    Land, Lucy
    Birmingham City University.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing.
    Schmidt, Lee A.
    Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago.
    Välimäki, Maritta
    University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science.
    Adapting the Individualised Care Scale for cross-cultural comparison: an international study2010Inngår i: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 24, nr 2, 392-403 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Rationale:  Cross-cultural comparative studies using reliable and valid instruments can increase awareness of the differences and similarities between health worker’s ability to respond to patients’ individual needs within different health systems. This will enable a better understanding of cultural perspectives in individualized nursing care.

    Aim:  To describe the translation and adaptation process of the Individualized Care Scale (ICS) and examine its reliability and validity in a cross-cultural study.

    Design:  A cross-sectional comparative study.

    Settings:  Twenty-seven orthopaedic and trauma in-patient units at 14 hospitals in 5 countries.

    Participants:  A total of 1126 patients were included in the study: Finland (n = 425), Greece (n = 315), Sweden (n = 218), UK (n = 135) and USA (n = 33).

    Methods:  A systematic forward- and back-translation procedure using bilingual techniques, a committee approach, pretest techniques and pilot testing were used with a convenience sample to produce a valid ICS for each participating group. Psychometric evaluation of the adapted ICS was based on means, SD, missing data analysis, Cronbach’s alpha coefficients and average inter-item correlations. Construct validity was examined using sub-scale correlations to total scales and principal components analysis.

    Results:  The use of the range of options and the sub-scale mean scores ranging from 2.72 to 4.30 demonstrated the sensitivity of the scale. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients (0.77–0.97) and average inter-item correlations (0.37–0.77) were acceptable. The sub-scale correlations to total scales were high (0.83–0.97). The underlying theoretical construct of the ICS was demonstrated by the explained variances ranging from 58% to 79%.

    Conclusions:  The ICS shows promise as a tool for evaluating individualized care in European cultures. The international expansion of an existing instrument developed for one country facilitates comparative studies across countries. There is a need to further test the construct validity and appropriateness of the ICS in different settings in European and nonwestern cultures.

  • 33.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    et al.
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    Papastavrou, Evridike
    Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
    Efstathiou, Georgios
    Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    Kalafati, Maria
    Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    da Luz, Maria Deolinda Antunes
    Unidade de Investigacão e Desenvolvimento em Enfermagem, Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Acaroglu, Rengin
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Sendir, Merdiye
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Kanan, Nevin
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University.
    Sousa, Valmi D.
    The University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Department of Social Sciences, Statistics Unit, University of Turku.
    Välimäki, Maritta
    Department of Nursing Science/Hospital District of Southwest Finland, University of Turku.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    Department of Nursing Science/Hospital District of Southwest Finland, University of Turku.
    Nurses' perceptions of individualized care: an international comparison2011Inngår i: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 67, nr 9, 1895-1907 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim. This paper is a report of a study of internationally-based differences in nurses' perceptions of individualized care in orthopaedic surgical in-patient wards. Background. Individualized care is valued in healthcare policy, practice and ethical statements as an indicator of care quality. However, nurses' assessments of individualized care are limited and comparative cross-cultural studies on individualized nursing care are lacking. Methods. A descriptive comparative survey was used to sample orthopaedic surgical nurses (n = 1163) working in 91 inpatient wards in 34 acute hospitals in Finland, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America. Data were collected between March and November 2009 using the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results. Nurses in different countries perceived that they supported patients' individuality generally and provided individualized care during nursing activities. Although the highest scores were in support of patients' individuality in the clinical situation both through nursing provision and nurses' perceptions of individuality, there were between-country differences within these scores. Generally, the Greek and American nurses gave the highest scores and the Turkish, Cypriot and Portuguese nurses the lowest. Conclusions. Between-country differences found may be attributed to differing roles of nurses, care processes, healthcare systems and/or the ways nursing care is defined and organized. As this was the first time the Individualized Care Scale-Nurse was used in an international context, the results are formative and indicate the need to continue studies in this area.

  • 34.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    et al.
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    Schmidt, Lee A.
    Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turku.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.
    Idvall, Ewa
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University.
    Kalafati, Maria
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens.
    Land, Lucy
    Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Birmingham City University.
    Lemonidou, Chryssoula
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Athens.
    Välimäki, Maritta
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    Leino-Kilpi, Helena
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku.
    Cross-cultural validity of the Individualised Care Scale – a Rasch model analysis2013Inngår i: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 22, nr 5-6, 648-660 s.Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims and objectives.  The aim of this study was to investigate, using Rasch model analysis, the measurement invariance of the item ratings of the Individualised Care Scale. Background.  Evidence of reliability is needed in cross-cultural comparative studies. To be used in different cultures and languages, the items must function the same way. Design.  A methodological and comparative design. Methods.  Secondary analysis of data, gathered in 2005–2006 from a cross-cultural survey using the Individualised Care Scale from Finnish, Greek, Swedish and English predischarge hospitalised orthopaedic and trauma patients (n = 1093), was used. The Rasch model, which produces calibrations (item locations and rank) and item fit statistics, was computed using the Winstep program. Results.  The rank of average Individualised Care Scale item calibrations (−2·26–1·52) followed a generally similar trend (Infit ≤ 1·3), but slight differences in the item rank by country were found and some item misfit was identified within the same items. There was some variation in the order and location of some Individualised Care Scale items for individual countries, but the overall pattern of item calibration was generally corresponding. Conclusions.  The Rasch model provided information about the appropriateness, sensitivity and item function in different cultures providing more in-depth information about the psychometric properties of the Individualised Care Scale instrument. Comparison of the four versions of the Individualised Care Scale – patient revealed general correspondence in the item calibration patterns although slight differences in the rank order of the items were found. Some items showed also a slight misfit. Based on these results, the phrasing and targeting of some items should be considered. Relevance to clinical practice.  The Individualised Care Scale – Patient version can be used in cross-cultural studies for the measurement of patients’ perceptions of individualised care. Information obtained with the use of the Individualised Care Scale in clinical nursing practice is important, and valid measures are needed in evaluating patients’ assessment of individualised care, one indicator of care quality.

  • 35.
    Suhonen, Riitta
    et al.
    Finland.
    Stolt, Minna
    Finland.
    Berg, Agneta
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sektionen för hälsa och samhälle, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Högskolan Kristianstad, Forskningsplattformen för Hälsa i samverkan.
    Katajisto, Jouko
    Finland.
    Lemonidou, Chrysoula
    Grekland.
    Patiraki, Elisabeth
    Grekland.
    Sjövall, Katarina
    Lund University.
    Charalambous, Andreas
    Cypern & Finland.
    Cancer patients' perceptions of quality of care attributes: associations with age, perceived health status, gender and education.2017Inngår i: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the associations between patients' gender, education, health status in relation to: assessments of patient-centered quality and individuality in care and trust in nurses for those <65, (working age) and ≥65 years (older people).

    BACKGROUND: Patients' assessments of the quality of care they receive is essential for the development of the provision of patient care and services. Previous studies have revealed age of the patient is associated with their assessment of care quality attributes.

    DESIGN: The study employed a cross-sectional, multi-cultural comparative survey design.

    METHODS: The data were collected using questionnaires among hospitalised cancer patients (N=876, n=599, 68%) in four European countries: Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Finland. The data were divided into two sub-groups based on age (cut point 65 years) and were analysed statistically.

    RESULTS: Cancer patients' age, gender and level of education were not related to their assessments of care quality attributes: person-centered care quality; individuality in care and trust in nurses. Sub-group analysis of the older adults and those of working age showed clear associations with patients' assessments of quality of care attributes and perceived health status. The lower the perceived health status the lower the assessment of care quality attributes.

    DISCUSSION: The results suggest that the cancer itself is the strongest determinant of the care delivered, rather than any patient characteristics, such as age, education or gender. Perceived health status, in association with cancer patient assessments of care quality attributes, may be useful in the development of patient-centered, individualised care strategies alongside a stronger focus on people instead of cancer-care related processes and duties.

    RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: The findings of this study have implications for cancer care professionals in terms of patient assessment and care planning. The measures may be useful in assessing quality of cancer nursing care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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